Sunday, 22 February 2015

Stand Up, Speak Out.

Don't keep your feelings bottled up, Stand Up, Speak Up, 
and Let It Out

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I know I haven't posted in ages, or even attempted to. I'm not going to give you some lame excuse, because at the end of the day, who really cares? 

I wanted to write a post today because I've been thinking about a lot of stuff recently, kind of like little thought birds flying around my head. I've had a lot of things going on in my mind and it made me think about something. I have a lot of problems and I'm pretty messed up, but pretty much all of the time I keep it to myself for the fear of being judged, for the fear of making everything worse, which has happened quite a lot. I don't know exactly what I'm trying to say by writing this...

I recently watched the film Cyberbully which has Emily Osment in and it's about a girl called Taylor who gets cyber bullied and is so hurt by it she attempts suicide. In the end she learns that being bullied is not her fault, and it's wrong. She learns to stand up for herself and stand up for others. 

"I know you probably think your being funny but you should know your words actually hurt, and I think you should stop attacking people"

This is a quote from the film Cyberbully and it's so true. 

Sticks and stones may brake my bones but words can never hurt me. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will cause permanent mental damage.

The second ones about right. It might not be entirely correct for some of you, but for me it is. I will always remember any insult everyone has ever said. No matter how many times I try I can't push peoples words out of my head, they always stay stuck there. Which is something that has caused a lot of problems for me. 

Keeping things inside makes it like 10x worse, I know because I've been there, and I still do it. A lot of people do. The best advice I could ever give someone is to talk to someone, a friend, a teacher, a family member, whoever you want. Someone who can help. Because if you don't you will really regret it. I know it can be the scariest thing, but the chances are you will feel so much better if you do. 

If your sat on your bed reading this, on a train, in your favourite chair, wherever you are, I want you to know I'm always here. 

Bullying can make you feel like your trapped in a cage, and everyone outside is laughing at you. It can be scary to break free of that cage, like worse things will happen if you get out. But 99.9% of the time, breaking out of that cage will feel like the best thing ever. Not going to lie sometimes it won't fix anything, but it's worth a try right?

Stand up, speak out, let people know, because the chances are if they are making you feel bad, they're doing it to other people too. Never feel like you're being selfish by asking for help, even if that person has their own struggles.  

You are pretty enough,
You are smart enough, 
You are talented enough, 
Size doesn't matter, 
No one is normal,
Height doesn't matter,
Perfection doesn't exist, 
Don't be dictated by someone else, you are amazing, you are beautiful, you are smart, you are funny, you are whatever you want to be. You can be whatever you want to be.

Don't keep your feelings bottled up, Stand up, speak up, and let it out.

Your face isn't a mask, don't cover it. Your size isn't a book, don't judge it. Your life isn't a film, don't end it. 

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1 comment:

  1. I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!

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